Senior Project Manager
Declan is an experienced projects and general manager, with a breadth of technical, regulatory and commercial knowledge gained during his 30 years of working in the UK gas industry.
Declan joined British Gas in 1988 as a graduate trainee and his initial experience of gas operations came when he was appointed into the National Transmission System (NTS) Control Room, as a Support Officer based in London.
In 1992, he joined the NTS Engineering Planning department, when he became Planning Manager during a period when significant investment was being planned and constructed for the St.Fergus capacity expansion and the building of the UK’s first gas interconnector to mainland Europe. Following his role in the BG MMC enquiry team in 1997, Declan joined the Gas Distribution Asset Management Directorate, as a Business Planning Manager.
Subsequent roles within Transco and National Grid included Audit Manager, Customer Commercial Manager and Head of Work Planning and Emergency Dispatch (the back office responsible for the operation of the 24/7 gas emergency service). During these years he completed his Masters of Business Administration at Warwick Business School through part time study.
In 2009 he was Head of Business Transformation for National Grid’s unregulated metering function (Onstream). He led the team that designed and implemented new business processes, supported by new and upgraded IT functionality and delivered the business restructuring during a period of significant change for Onstream with the development of smart metering in the UK.
In 2011 Declan was appointed to National Grid’s Gas Distribution Operations Leadership team, with responsibility for regulatory and safety compliance and led a Pilot to implement a performance and continuous improvement model in a field operations environment in the North West LDZ.
After a short spell working at one of the Big Six Smart Metering Programmes, joined CNG in 2014 to lead on the delivery of biomethane projects in the NGN, SGN and WWU geographies. To date has been involved in the delivery of 20 of CNG's G2G projects.
Declan is a PRINCE II Practitioner and works across CNG’s stakeholders on the successful delivery of our projects.